Will You Listen To This Guy?

Let me say up front, the person who wrote this classified ad once hired, then quickly fired, me. I don’t hate him, but I would not be doing my job here if I let this ego-fueled drivel go unremarked upon.

This is a chance to be part of a small award-winning creative staff (One Show pencils, CA, et al) headed by Minneapolis-bred, award-winning, veteran CD who has been in Denver for 7 years. Denver may be the scrappiest ad town in America, with small budgets and tight timelines and nothing but brains and talent to make up the gap. We like our clients. They’re not perfect, but they’ve not stopped us from doing great work. We like our clients’ businesses, because using marketing smarts to make a business successful fascinates us. We like to live near mountains. We like to not finger point at each other when things go badly. We don’t pretend we’re rock stars. We’re pretty normal people, and just because we’re quite good at making advertising doesn’t mean we’re going to a more special level of heaven when we die (like we’d get into heaven anyway).

[via Creative Hotlist]



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.